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What Is Life Like As A Child In Africa With Hiv Aids

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Magazine Examines HIV/AIDS in South Africa, loveLife Prevention Campaign

The New York Times Magazine on Sunday in an article titled, "When a Pill is Not Enough," examined an HIV/AIDS epidemic that had reached "biblical proportion" in South Africa, and looks at current prevention efforts in the country, particularly... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Africa

Twenty five million men, women, and children are living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. African women are at higher risk than men and comprise 55% of all AIDS cases in the region. Although the life expectancy of a person living with HIV/AIDS is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preparing for Life and Death: HIV/AIDS Is a Fact of Everyday Life in South Africa

Cotlands began in 1936 as a home for unmarried mothers. Situated in one of Johannesburg's less salubrious southern suburbs, it has evolved into one of the most effective nonprofit organizations caring for children affected by HIV/AIDS. The dormitory... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Recieving HIV/AIDS later in life

A woman is pregnant and has AIDS and she gives birth to a baby and the baby doesn't have AIDS when she/he is born. Can the baby get AIDS later in life or does the baby get AIDS right at birth?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
HIV can be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy, at delivery, or after birth through breast feeding. Testing for the virus at birth can tell you whether or not the baby was infected in the womb. If negative, however, we still test the baby... Read more »

HIV+ DAD and HIV- MOM desire CHILD

Is it possible for a HIV+ Dad that is undetectable and a HIV- Mom to have a HIV- baby? Please advise....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes. See below.Dr. BobPlease help meJun 9, 2009 Dear Dr. Frascino, I leave in Ethiopia. I am male living with HIV. My CD4 is now 450 and viral load less than 40 in ML. My problem is I have a wife who is HIV negative, who want to have a baby from... Read more »

Sex with a virgin or child cures AIDS

hi i wanted to know if I have sex with a child or with a young virgin is it true that I will be freed from my disease.I KNOW THAT IT SEEMS WRONG BUT I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR ADVICE???...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Not only should you "KNOW THAT SEEMS WRONG . . . ," you should absolutely "KNOW THAT IS WRONG!" To even contemplate such a thing is unconscionable! (See below.)Dr. BobSEX with a young virginJul 20, 2007 Is it true if you... Read more »

Can a child contact HIV from a carrier who's "dads friend"? (CASUAL CONTACT, HIV BASICS)

My daughters (5) and her father, is in a relationship with a girl who is a HIV Carrier on medication. Can the virus be given to my child? I want to make sure to protect her from getting it. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First of all, there is no such thing as an "HIV carrier." Someone is either HIV positive (infected) or HIV negative (not infected).Next, HIV is not transmitted by casual conduct and you should have no fears about your daughter... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
GMHC New York

The Coordinator of Child Life Program is responsible for the coordination, management and supervision of all program activities, outreach and education initiatives to children... Read more »

Can you work full time through life with hiv/aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

I have been positive for a year with cd4 468 and viral load of 13K. No meds yet. I am only 36. I have been divorced twice with four children and very very large child support obligations. I have talked with my doctors and read about the... Read more »

Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Where Are the Data?
If four million South Africans are HIV positive, President Mbeki should demand that all four million HIV antibody test results be submitted to him immediately.

Neenyah Ostrom -- 09/26/2001

A high-profile argument has erupted between... Read more »

AIDS mom & child

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was recently diagnosed with AIDS and found out that my 5 year old boy has AIDS as well. He should be entering kindergarten this year and my husband (who is negative) is especially concerned about putting our child in school and exposing him to... Read more »